Skip to main content

How to convert a list to table or vice versa in Word document?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-11-20

In this article, I introduce the methods on converting a list to a table or convert a table to a list as below screenshot shown.
doc list to table 1

Convert a list to table

Convert a table to list

Convert a list to table

To convert a list to table, there is a built-in function called Convert Text to Table in Word.

1. Type Tab key to separate the texts which you want to place in different columns in table, use Enter key to separate texts to different rows.
doc list to table 2

2. Then select the texts you need, click Insert > Table > Convert Text to Table.
doc list to table 3

3. In the Convert Text to Table dialog, check Tabs option in Separate text at section.
doc list to table 4

4. Click OK. The text list is converted to a table.
doc list to table 5

Convert a table to list

If you want to convert a table to a list with delimiter, you have two methods can handle the job.

Method 1 Convert to Text

1. Place cursor at the table you want to convert to text list, in Table Tools group, click Layout > Convert to Text.
doc list to table 6

2. In the Convert Table to Text dialog, check or specify the separator as you need.
doc list to table 7

3. Click OK. Then the table has been converted to a list and separated by delimiter.
doc list to table 8

Method 2 Tables to Text

If you have Kutools for Word installed, you can use the Table to Text utility to deal with this job.

Kutools for Word, with more than  handy functions, makes your jobs easier. 
Go to Download
Free Trial 60 days

1. Select the table you want to convert, click Kutools > Tables to Text.
doc list to table 9

2. In the popping dialog, specify the separator as you need.
doc list to table 10

3. Click OK.
doc list to table 11

Tabbed browsing & editing multiple Word documents/Excel workbooks as Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explore 10!

You may be familiar to view multiple webpages in Firefox/Chrome/IE, and switch between them by clicking corresponding tabs easily. Here, Office Tab supports similar processing, which allow you to browse multiple Word documents or Excel workbooks in one Word window or Excel window, and easily switch between them by clicking their tabs.
Click for free trial of Office Tab!

Browse multiple word documents in one window as Firefox

Best Office Productivity Tools

Kutools for Word - Elevate Your Word Experience with Over 100 Remarkable Features!

🤖 Kutools AI Assistant: Transform your writing with AI - Generate Content  /  Rewrite Text  /  Summarize Documents  /  Get Quick Answers, all within Word

📘 Document Mastery: Split Pages  /  Merge Documents  /  Export Selection in Various Formats (PDF/TXT/DOC/HTML...)  /  Batch Convert to PDF  /  Export Pages as Images  /  Print Multiple Files at once...

Contents Editing: Batch Find and Replace across Multiple Files  /  Resize All Pictures  /  Transpose Table Rows and Columns  /  Convert Table to Text...

🧹 Effortless Clean: Sweap away Extra Spaces  /  Section Breaks  /  All Headers  /  Text Boxes  /  Hyperlinks  /  For more removing tools, head to the Remove group...

Creative Inserts: Insert Thousand Separators  /  Check Boxes  /  Radio Buttons  /  QR Code  /  Barcode  /  Diagonal Line Table  /  Equation Caption  /  Image Caption  /  Table Caption  /  Multiple Pictures  /  Discover more in the Insert group...

🔍 Precision Selections: Pinpoint Specific Pages  /  Tables  /  Shapes  /  Heading Paragraphs  /  Enhance navigation with more Select features...

Star Enhancements: Navigate to Any Location  /  Auto-Insert Repetitive Text  /  Toggle Between Document Windows  /  11 Conversion Tools...

👉 Want to try these features? Download Kutools for Word today and experience the difference! 🚀
Free Download     Read More     Buy Now
Comments (0)
No ratings yet. Be the first to rate!
There are no comments posted here yet
Leave your comments
Posting as Guest
Rate this post:
0   Characters
Suggested Locations